This is the dressing everyone begs for when I make salads. My mom's best friend always served it over a bed of romaine with strawberries and Vidalia onions. It is kind of thin, but I like it that way since you really only need a little bit.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, sugar, and poppy seeds together until the sugar has dissolved.

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Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 81.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2010
I have used this dressing for a few years now and my family raves about it. I use it on macaroni salad spinach salad and cole slaw. It is just the right amount of sweet/tart and is always a hit! Read More
(22)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2016
Tasted great and easy to put together. I would prefer it a little bit thicker though. Read More
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2010
I have used this dressing for a few years now and my family raves about it. I use it on macaroni salad spinach salad and cole slaw. It is just the right amount of sweet/tart and is always a hit! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2010
I am a weight watcher so I used light Mayo and 1% milk and it was still very good. This is a keeper in my opinion! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
I was looking for a creamy poppy seed dressing and this one was perfect! Thank you for the recipe! It will definitely be a staple around our house.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
I have been looking for the perfect dressing for a chicken and strawberry salad and this is it. Finally! I have purchased every poppy seed dressing or dry mix for years only to be disappointed by the overpowering flavour of raw onions and the presence of odd ingredients like dried flowers or Worcestershire sauce. I made this recipe with skim milk and substituted two tablespoons of the sugar for honey because I love the honey and mayo combo in dressings. Thanks for posting paralee; I know this will become a regular in my house. Yummy! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Yummy dressing and at a fraction of the cost of the bottled stuff. So easy to make! Thanks for the great recipe paralee!! I substituted Splenda for the sugar (two diabetics in the house)and rice vinegar for the wine vinegar and served it with a spinach and strawberry salad. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2012
Great dressing and easy too! My favorite quick and easy use: A pre-bagged coleslaw (or broccoli slaw) with dried cranberries and sunflower seeds mixed in. Yum! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2012
Delicious! I am tired of store bought bottled dressings and I was looking for a simple poppy seed dressing to make with things on hand- this was it! I scaled back the recipe to only 4 servings. I used lowfat/light mayo 1% milk and cider vinegar (no white wine vinegar). I used the dressing on a mixed spinach lettuce salad with strawberries left over roaster chicken feta cheese and almonds- I kept telling my husband this is the best salad I ever ate...Definitely I will make this one again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
Great to find this recipe my mother used this one for years. thanks Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
Fast and fab. I cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup which may have made it a little thinner but love it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2016
Tasted great and easy to put together. I would prefer it a little bit thicker though. Read More
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